How Geothermal Works We all know that Kitsap County homes are acceptable to varying temperatures during the year. Some climates can see the extremities that summer and winter hit us with. There is a consistent source of temperature that you can utilize; just a few feet under the earth's surface. How is that possible? The sun infuses the Earth's crust with its heat energy. Forty-seven percent of that energy is stored in the ground as heat. WaterFurnace geothermal systems draw from this heating potential using an earth loop system; gathering this free heat for your home. This innovative technology uses the sun's heat that the earth has conveniently stored to condition your home or office. Geothermal Heating In the heating cycle, a WaterFurnace geothermal heat pump utilizes the earth loop system to draw the heat from the ground. With delivery through a conventional duct system, the geothermal system draws heat from the loops and circulates it as warm air. Options are available to use that same heat energy to provide hot water heating and radiant floor heat. Geothermal Cooling Conditioning air is just the reverse process used in the heating cycle. Warm air is pushed by the geothermal heat pump into the ground. By removing the warm air, all that is left is cool air radiating throughout your home. There is no cost to heating your water during this process. For more information on how to get started with a geothermal system in the Kitsap County area, contact Thermal Systems. Start saving on your energy bills today.